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Lumos Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Furnish Special Education Unit in Moldova!

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We all already know about the amazing work Lumos does to protect children worldwide and keep families together, and this December, the charity is asking for our help! Last year, Lumos raised $30,000 to build a Special Education Unit (or SEU for short) in Ialoveni, Moldova, which will serve as a place where disabled children can get the special attention they need while attending school. Now, the organization hopes to raise $35,000 to furnish the SEU with the equipment these children need to learn in a safe and comfortable environment. Read More »

Five Good Reasons It Is Important to Reread “Harry Potter”

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The iconic series was spectacular the first time around. Why not read it again? Here are five reasons why you should! Read More »

Happiness in the Darkest Times: On Terror and “Harry Potter”

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It's been a terrible weekend, and no one has the answers. But among the pages of our favorite books are reminders of the kinds of people we want to become when the unthinkable happens. Read More »

Robert Galbraith Advances to Goodreads Semi-finals and Makes Impac Longlist

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We posted last week about Robert Galbraith's "Career of Evil" being nominated in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015, and now the third book in the "Cormoran Strike" series has made it to the semi-finals! Plus, "The Silkworm" has landed a spot on the International Impac Dublin Literary Award's 2016 longlist! Read More »

Will Dumbledore Appear in “Fantastic Beasts”?

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Will a younger Albus Dumbledore make an appearance in "Fantastic Beasts"? Read on to find out! Read More »

David Heyman Speaks on Diversity in “Fantastic Beasts”

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Back in August, J.K. Rowling addressed a concerned fan who was disheartened to notice that all the major actors and actresses cast so far in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" were white. J.K. Rowling asked the fan to wait to judge until she'd seen the final product, assuring her that we wouldn't only be seeing white faces in the new film trilogy. Now, producer David Heyman has spoken about the issue to "Entertainment Weekly". Read More »

The Plot of “Fantastic Beasts” Has Been Revealed!

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It's been two years since we first learned that "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", a 2001 side project of J.K. Rowling's published to raise money for charity and give readers a glimpse into the Hogwarts Library, would be made into its very own film series. Just yesterday, we finally got our first glimpse of Newt Scamander and saw hints of what was happening on set, and now we have what we have all been waiting for: a plot synopsis. Read More »

NaNoWriMo Advice from J.K. Rowling

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Need a little inspiration during the novel-writing-filled November? Check out these quotes about writing from J.K. Rowling! Read More »

Public Booking for “Cursed Child” Opens Tomorrow!

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Get your alarms set! Public booking for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will open tomorrow at 11 a.m. GMT, and to ensure that fans are given the best possible chance of obtaining tickets for the show, the producers will open up a further booking period, which runs from January 11, 2017, to April 30, 2017. With the exception of late release and lottery tickets, as of 11 a.m. tomorrow, all available tickets will be on public sale! Read More »

Using Fiction to Deal with Harsh Reality

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After J.K. Rowling’s recent tweets using Snape and Dumbledore to defend her stance on the Israeli cultural boycott conflict, the question remains: Is it appropriate to use fiction to deal with harsh realities, and why? Read More »

A Day Before Ticket Sales Open, “Cursed Child” Duo Discusses Bringing Harry Back

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Fans have been buzzing ever since it was announced last week that the Cursed Child we've all been wondering about is none other than Albus Severus, but while we're all making up our minds about whether we're happy about that or not, the creative team behind "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is finally opening up about the process of creating a stage adaptation of the wizarding world we love so well. Read More »

I Tried All the Dating Advice in “Harry Potter,” and Here’s What Happened

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I'm bad at dating and enjoy living dangerously. So I'm marking the week of my two-year anniversary with my boyfriend by taking all the dating advice given in the "Harry Potter" books. Will we still be together by the end of the week? Read More »

“Cursed Child” Creative Team Discusses Bringing “Potter” to the Stage

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John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the director and writer of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", sat down to discuss bringing "Harry Potter" to the stage. Read More »

Book Review: “Career of Evil” by Robert Galbraith

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Despite coming off the success of two big cases, all is not well for Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott when "Career of Evil", the third installment of Robert Galbraith’s detective series, picks up. Sure, things are going well enough for Cormoran, who’s dating the glamorous Elin, and whose business is booming, but Robin’s relationship with her fiancé Matthew has never been worse - they’re fighting almost every day about Robin’s job and her (strictly platonic, whatever Matthew may think!) relationship with Strike. Of course, things get a lot messier once Robin receives a severed leg in the mail. This time, Strike and Robin not only have to solve the case - but hope the killer doesn’t catch up to them. Read More »

Here Are the First Pictures from the Liverpool Set of “Fantastic Beasts”!

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Last week, we learned that Pottermore just might be visiting the set of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and providing reports about what they see, but while we're waiting for that information to surface, we've got something almost as exciting - pictures from the filming of "Fantastic Beasts" that is currently underway in Liverpool! Read More »

I Took All of Albus Dumbledore’s Advice for a Week, and Here’s What Happened

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Hoping the wisdom of Dumbledore could truly heal my life, I decided to apply his advice completely out of context, by making flash cards to consult whenever I reached a tough choice. What could possibly go wrong? Read More »

“Career of Evil” Extract Released

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Following the first two novels of the "Cormoran Strike" series, "The Cuckoo's Calling" and "The Silkworm", J.K. Rowling's third "Strike" novel is tremendously anticipated by fans. This novel, "Career of Evil", will be released under Rowling's pseudonym, Robert Galbraith, on October 20. Read More »

“Harry Potter” Takes Over Sky Movies

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A special event is taking place on Sky Movies, where all eight "Harry Potter" films are available to marathon through the UK provider. Read More »

Video: Jim Kay Explains His Creative Process

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The mind behind the magic of the long-awaited illustrated edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher'/Sorcerer's Stone", Jim Kay has taken us behind the scenes into his creative studio in a recent interview! Read More »

UK Fans: Join the “Career of Evil” Scavenger Hunt!

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It's just over two weeks until the third book in the "Cormoran Strike" series, "Career of Evil", is released, and while that wait may seem interminable, the Crime Vault has a very interesting proposition for UK fans - which could lead to winning a signed copy of "Career of Evil"! Read More »